JGM Pick of the Week: May 6, 2019

“Keep Me”
Carrington Alyse Brown
Clarkstone Music Group (release date: March 1, 2019)

By Bob Marovich

With thunderous encouragement from a backing choir, seventeen-year-old Carrington Alyse Brown delivers her debut single, “Keep Me,” with steadily increasing intensity and passion.

Produced by Jason Clark, executive director of the Tennessee Mass Choir, “Keep Me” is a traditional-flavored song with a message grounded in God’s constancy. That’s not surprising; she told Xuam Lawson on “Real Gospel with the Xman” that she likes traditional gospel because she is a “churchy girl.” Her sound is evocative of another young singer, and one of her favorite vocalists, Jekalyn Carr. Unlike Jekalyn, however, Carrington sounds older than her age suggests.

From Oakland, Tennessee, just outside of Memphis, Brown attends Arlington High School and aspires to attend the University of Memphis to major in nursing. She hopes to release an album, or at least another single, soon.

About Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.

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